Climate change won’t happen for years so why should I worry about it?

Climate change has already started. We are seeing its effects in the UK in the form of heatwaves, droughts, devastating storms, floods, and damage to harvests. Globally the effects of climate change will increase migration, conflict, disease and global instability. Some of the effects of climate change are happening much faster than climate scientists expected.

Human-made climate change is the biggest crisis of our time. It threatens the future of the planet that we depend on for our survival. In April 2023 the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that we only have until 2030 to reduce CO2 emissions and limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5C. Warming above 1.5% is likely to result in climate breakdown.